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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Biloxi, Miss. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

A guest at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Biloxi, Mississippi, with four 1827 portraits...

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Above: A guest at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Biloxi, Mississippi, with four 1827 portraits of her ancestors painted by the mysterious figure known as “The Guilford Limner.” Appraiser Ken Farmer deems the beautifully articulated watercolors part of a very small collection of distinctive portraits ascribed to the North Carolina-based artist who never signed his work. These paintings maintain Limner’s distinctive style of beautifully articulated faces and oversized eyes and are valued conservatively at $60,000.

Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

Behind the Scenes in Biloxi

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art to discuss how the beauty of the southern landscape and its creatures inspired the paintings and prints of this prolific, 20th-century Mississippi native.

Highlights include a suit worn by Olivia de Haviland in the 1943 film "Princess O’Rourke"; a circa 1890 French industrial clock; and four 1827 watercolor portraits attributed to “The Guilford Limner,” a mysterious North Carolina-based artist who never signed his work, valued conservatively at $60,000.

This episode originally aired in 2011.

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Preview: Antiques Roadshow: Biloxi, Miss. - Hour Three

In this clip from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Biloxi, Miss.," (Hour Three) appraiser J. Michael Flanigan is blown away by a desk and sign from the "Honey Fitz" — the Presidential yacht named and made famous by JFK.

Appraisal: 1943 Olivia de Havilland Movie Suit

See Steven Porterfield appraise a 1943 Olivia de Havilland movie suit from Biloxi Hour 3.

Appraisal: 1827 "The Guilford Limner" Folk Portraits

See Ken Farmer appraise 1827 "The Guilford Limner" folk portraits from Biloxi Hour 3.

Appraisal: New Orleans Art Pottery Jardiniere, ca. 1886

Check out David Rago's appraisal of a New Orleans art pottery jardiniere, ca. 1886, from Biloxi Hour 3.

Appraisal: French Industrial Clock, ca. 1890

See Gary R. Sullivan appraise a French industrial clock, ca. 1890 from Biloxi Hour 3.

Exclusive Video: Feedback Booth: Biloxi, Miss.

Beer jug — or bird feeder? Guests from Biloxi, Miss. share their stories — and surprises — in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Feedback Booth.

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